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sh.setBalancerState()

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Description

sh.setBalancerState(state)

Enables or disables the balancer. Use sh.getBalancerState() to determine if the balancer is currently enabled or disabled and sh.isBalancerRunning() to check its current state.

Important

You can only run sh.setBalancerState() on a mongos instance. sh.setBalancerState() errors if run on mongod instance.

The sh.setBalancerState() method has the following parameter:

Parameter Type Description
state boolean Set this to true to enable the balancer and false to disable it.